Overdrive Extra

‘Best thing that ever happened’ to former owner-operator team

| June 06, 2013

Many owner-operators succeed as a leased operator. But it’s worthwhile noting what the Carpenters learned about operating under their own authority and expanding beyond one truck.

What has a Chevy rear end, a German engine and gets 60 mpg?

| June 01, 2013

Glenn Russell doesn't inhabit the Pride & Polish section here at the Great West Truck Show in Las Vegas. Still, he's in a custom vehicle world of its own -- a homemade frame supporting and ...

Is Europe the center of truck design today?

| May 31, 2013

The other night on “The Voice,” one of the judges muttered, “I hate this country,” after viewers voted his contestant off the show. He has since issued a statement clarifying that he does not, in ...

The California challenge

| May 27, 2013

Operators of pre-2007 trucks who currently operate in California have some tough choices coming with CARB's truck emissions rules -- here are some ways to think about them to help navigate.

Scientific American weighs in on driving while stoned

| May 23, 2013

A recent Scientific American article says marijuana slows reaction time and impairs distance perception behind the wheel.

Gigantic stop signs for oblivious truckers

| May 20, 2013

Apparently road signs are nothing to be paid attention to in Sydney, Australia. So much so that for semi-trucks down under, the city had to create giant stop signs that appear in a water feature in the middle of the road.

The adventures of Miss Super Samaritan

| May 18, 2013

When congestion courtesies become traffic and safety nightmares.

Managing the monster known as CSA

| May 11, 2013

There is no quick fix for getting reckless drivers and carriers off the road. But as with most ambitious government initiatives, what’s needed is more simplicity, not less.

About Overdrive Extra

Overdrive Extra is a continuing blog on a wide-range of trucking-related topics brought to you by various Overdrive editors.

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Max Heine

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